St. Rogue Red | Rogue Ales

St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red
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St. Rogue RedSt. Rogue Red

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Ratings: 1,050 |  Reviews: 676
Photo of Strix
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge head with great lacing. Crystal clear deep amber.

A really nice smell for this too, floral hops and whatever that Rogue smell is, Pacman yeast I suppose.

Caramelly malts in the taste, with a definite hop presence. I do like that Rogue aftertaste, but the taste on this is not as appealing as some. Sort of a tea flavor in there somewhere.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

I am a big fan of Rogue, and this is not bad. I don't like this as much as some of theirs, but worth a try.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle.

A: Massive 3 finger head. Nice lacing. Reddish copper in color.

S: Nice sharp hop nose. West coast pine hops mostly.

T: Weird sweet tea like taste up front until the hops balance it out. Finishes bitter from the hops. Well balanced but nothing amazing.

M: Nice medium body with a little bit of creaminess to it.

D: Very nice and easy. Would make a great session beer if not for the price. Would not seek out again but a good everyday drinker.

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Photo of trackstar1043
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a rich and deep copper ruby hue, huge rocky tan head that lasted 10 mins as I let the beer warm a bit.

S - Robust nose full of bitter hops, a light smokey character, has a burn carmel and sweet toasted malty hints, great balance.

T - Weaker than I was lead on to by the nose, all the flavors of toasty malts, brown sugars, a bit of a woodsy hint and a mild bitter bit of hops and spice to cap it off.

M - Med bodied, lively carbonation and a bit of spice with a clean finish and lasting aftertaste.

D - Easy to drink and a great example of an American Red.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber, truer to the 'red' than many... A nice, frothy , two finger head on there. Retention is well within reason. And leaves anice stickiness as it falls back, wrapping around the lip of the glass.

S: Citric hops right out in front, which tends to be nicer for the style. A subdued malty backbone, easing its way through, allowing the hoppy nose to be the frontman.

T: Something of a sour cherry (albeit mild) that stands out among the otherwise citrus bitter hops and a similar easy going malt profile as noted in the aroma. Not particularly bad, per se, but certainly a little unusual. Quite a tart fruit... In comparing with my tasting partner, it seems to be something similar to a black raspberry... So perhaps cherry is the wrong word. Interesting, to say the least.

M: A medium, verging on the heavier side, body. Carbonation is about right, with a little liveliness without being overly assertive (if there is such a thing?) Finishes quite dry, leaving the almost acedic berry like flavour. Possibly a little bit of an off-flavour, but can't see why... It's not a bad off-flavour, if it is... Just very, very strange, at least for this style.

D: An interesting take on the style.This has been an interesting general style to experiment with, and has been an enjoyable journey. I don't know if it is intriguing enough to be aregular selection, but certainly worth a try.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Deep transparent reddish amber. Thick 2 finger head with excellent retention eventually falls to a thick film. Great lacing.

S - Huge aroma of citrus/leafy/grassy hops, backed by some toasted malt.

T - This brew is way too unbalanced for me. Hop flavor grabs on and doesn't let go. The pleasant citrus/floral aspect disappears quickly into an earthy bitterness, with just a touch of malt sweetness late palate.

M - Moderate to low carbonation, with a slick mouthfeel. Despite the slickness, it actually feels/tastes very watery as well; too little malt presence. Higher carbonation would make this intensely hoppy brew much easier to manage.

D - I respect the effort for this beer, but there isn't enough malt to justify the intense hoppiness. Mouthfeel is all wrong too; I'll probably have trouble finishing this glass. I doubt I'll buy this again unless curiousity gets the better of me in the future.

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Photo of ralree
4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich deep red, pretty transparent, with a beautiful fluffy white head. Retention is great and lacing is nice! Great looking beer.

S: Very very tangy - grapefruit, nice bitter hops, and undertones of a little brown sugar and sticky malt.

T: Like the smell, like drinking grapefruit juice with a little orange kick, backed by bitter northwest hops. Not too sweet/cloying at all - perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness - the hops make it pretty bitter, which I like. Alcohol is definitely noticeable, but I only tasted it after swallowing. Also some smoke/roasted malt flavor after swallowing. Really good - this one is on my buy list. (Oooh! The burps taste good too!)

M: Astringent, as it should be. Carbonation great, medium-bodied, smooth going down. Not watery at all. Very well-rounded.

D: Doesn't seem like it would fill you up too quickly, and it's actually a very refreshing beer to drink. The alcohol content is just right if you want to put down 2 or so and still drive. A nice job all around!

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

I remember trying St. Rogue Red on-tap, before it added the "dry-hopped" advertisement, and I didn't much care for it. Thankfully, this was a different story.

Pours a gorgeous, deep amber hue with a good carbonation level. A creamy, khaki cap of foam retains exceptionally well and leaves sticky lacing along the back of the pint. The nose detects wafts of rich caramel malts and an intoxicating balance of resinous, piney hops.

As for the flavor, it delivers a near-perfect balance of caramel & amber malts alongside a piney hop note. Not too sweet or bitter, just well-crafted deliciousness from Rogue. Mouthfeel is light, with a creamy body and excellent carbonation. Resinous, earthy hops give St. Rogue Red a bitter finish. Pairs well with pasta & red sauce. This brew is the epitome of the American Amber style, and one I highly recommend.

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Photo of kevinglin
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured reddish-amber with an off-white head. Clear, but not brilliant.

Prounounce citrusy hop bouquet with a hint of toastiness.

Smooth hop bitterness, nicely balanced malt profile, medium body, carbonation makes it light on the tongue.

Very drinkable/enjoyable beer. Hop dominated, as expected from the dry hopping, but balanced nicely by the malt so as not to make it overpowering.

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Photo of tiger88
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper/amber with a copper tinted white head that hangs around a decent amount of time. Head gives way to light and spotty lacing. Smells of hops as one may guess. A little bready aroma comes through on a deeper draw. It tastes really good for a red ale. The hops are a bit more pronounced than I would have thought but are not overwhelming. Light and creamy mouthfeel that's very easy to drink. Another winner from Rogue.

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Photo of Rippeddisc
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - super heady, nice dark red

s - sweet and biscuity

t - starts malty and finishes hoppy, bready notes, a decent taste and example of a red

m - lingers well, fills the mouth with decent body, but still thin...but it's a red so expected.

d - dry finish and large portion may limit this to 2 but cant see myself going for more than that in a session

sorry for the quick overview...gotta run ;-)

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Photo of swizzlenuts
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark red with a nice finger head, and it has a good head retention. The beer has a very floral hoppy nose to it with a sweet malty undertone. This beer has an interesting flavour. It has a nice sweet malty flavour that reminds me of syrupy fruits to it. The hops aren't much in the flavour; however, it's pretty bitter at the end of the tasting. It's a bit too sweet for me though, but it's very balanced. The mouth feel is a bit creamy. I could probably only drink a few of these.

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Photo of dhd1491
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear brown-red, medium-dark with a two finger head of tan foam. Malty, bready aroma. Low carbonation after the pour, this bottle was pretty flat. Taste of caramelized malts, yeast and toast. Smoky. Some sour hops backbone. Some oily mouthfeel.

All in all, not bad, but not great either. Good taste and drinkablility, but not a beer I would go out of my way for.

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Photo of KeefD
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark amber color with little foam nice lacing. Smell is super malty, with somewhat disappointing hop bitterness in the background. Taste is almost all malts. Very dark fruits pops up, grainy, bready, slightly sweet up front, generous use of carmel malts, with a dry hop finish. Hops are present but seem on the lighter side, and show up in the lightly bitter finish. This one reminds me of their Monk Madness only much weaker in the flavor department. Mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation, smooth and somewhat easy to drink.

This beer is okay, but not what I expected. I guess I just didn't expect to be so sweet given the "dry-hopped" title, and generally expect reds/ambers to have a toasty malt flavor rather than a super-sweet one. This one's average IMO, as far a Rogues go.

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Photo of errantnight
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It gets overlooked... discussion on Rogue focuses on their aliases and XS bottles and whether or not Dead Guy is a maibock...

Which is unfortunate, because beers like this get overlooked.

A beautiful amber/red ale with a creamy head with decent lacing, a very mildly hopped aroma with a bunch of caramel/crystal malt.

It tastes perfectly balanced, and the hop flavor comes out, pine and citrus/grapefruit. It's got a nice, easy drinking quality to it from a moderate carbonation that lifts but doesn't cleanse.

If there's any criticism, this beer really suffers from not being fresh, and Rogue doesn't do a great job of letting you know how fresh their beer is. Find a purveyor that turns over their beer and pick up a bottle.

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Photo of Edgecrusher
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: very dark copper color. Nice thick head and max lacing.

Smell: Very pleasant smell. Nice floral aroma.

Taste: Aroma does not match taste. A balanced ale with a slight ege towards hops. Kinda on the sweet malty side.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is average. Average carbonation and feel.

Drinkability: Above average drinkabilty-goes down easy and smooth.

Overall a good beer-nothing spectacular.

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Photo of MisterClean
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the yardhouse

A - Pours a deep auburn color, medium head, nice legs.

S - Citrus and malts dominates this beer.

T - Malty, with a light hint of citrus. Would like this beer to be a little more viscousy.

M - Smooth, with little bitterness from the hops.

D - Overall, a good beer, but there are many better dry-hopped reds (Red Horse from Sac Brew immediately comes to mind).

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Photo of animal69
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a slightly cloudy med-copper color with a thick off-white head which lasts for an eternity than coats my nonic entirely ; a strong citrus hop aroma with some cereal and darker grains in the mix ; a good initial hop bite and flavor that quickly peters out leaving a more subtle bread and nuts, a little thin on the flavor, finishes crisp and slightly mineral ; a light body made creamier by the great amount of co2 (popped the top w/ a lighter & shot it over 20 ft.) ; a pretty drinkable beer but not quite flavorful enough to stand out...

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber to a pint glass the liquid is a deep brownish red with good carbonation. The head it 2 fingers tan and leaves some lace.

The smell is plenty hoppy with a nice malt.

The taste follows, a hoppy twist on the big malt of a red ale.

The mouthfeel is also good, nice better then medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good, worth a try if the style is your thing.

Prosit MK

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no freshness date. I poured this into a large Carlsberg pint glass, you know the one's with a wide opening and a more slender body.

A: I was very impressed by the appearance. The hazy copper-red body was capped by a huge fluffy tan head which laced very nicely. The head stayed for a while, eventually coming down to a thin lace on top. The body's color was orange-brown on the edges, and through the haze, very little carbonation was present.

S: At first, the smell is dominated by hops, which could be categorized as piney and/or citrusy. But keep smelling and you will get the very deep and strong malt character that is obviously this beer's backbone. It has notes of caramel and bread, like a bread pudding.

T: I was not sure what to expect from the taste, but I had higher hopes I guess. I wanted to call this beer well-balanced at first, since I got this bitter/tart malty taste. However, I feel like the beer was confused about what to be, not well-balanced. The "dry hopping" gave the beer its immediate hop smell, and I think it contributed to the somewhat timid hop flavor. It should have been more...something. Whatever, that's not my job. (Not that this is either)

M: It is smooth and medium to light bodied. The carbonation makes this beer somewhat "crisp". It feels very fresh and good, but the beer could have been fuller, or more chewy.

D: I enjoyed drinking this beer and I will enjoy the other three that I have, but I am not sure that I would ever buy this beer again, for it is not anything to write home about. It is one of the more mediocre beers from Rogue, which brews some pretty amazing stuff.

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Photo of bcm119
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dry hopped Red. Deep reddish amber with an enduring tan cap. Leafy hop aroma with hints of pine is overshadowed by apricot-like fruity esters. Begins with a bubbly rush of toasty malt, which is restrained in its sweetness and quickly becomes a bit astringent as the hops come in. A pithy citric punch towards the finish ends any malt sweetness for a snappy, clean finish. Nice restrained dried fruit malt flavors integrate well with some classic NW hop notes. One of Rogue's leaner beers, this would make a nice session. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and overcarbonated, but an agressive pour and a little foaming helps this settle. One of Rogue's best brews.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a brownish orange color... don't really get any red here. Head was very large and off-white. Lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong hop aroma with a slightly fruity backbone. Not very balanced in the aroma, with piney hops dominating pretty much the whole way through.

Taste: More balanced than the aroma, with a more subdued hop profile. Piney hops are still a dominant note here, but it is somewhat balanced in the finish with a caramelly malt note. Hops are definitely the forefront here, which isn't really a bad thing, but not what I was expecting from a red.

Overall, an OK beer, but the relative lack of balance will probably keep me from buying this again any time soon.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer with alot of unique character

A- Looks beautiful with a creamy eggshell-colored head composed of foamy bubbles. Retention and lacing is good. Color is crimson red and barely transparent.

S- Smell reminds me of a ginger snap cookie. Smells like ginger spice with sweet malt and dark fruits.

T- Very complex flavor with alot of soul. Earthy and spicy with a calm aftertaste.

M- Feels creamy and sorta thick

D- Goes down well for such a heavy-bodied brew

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep amberish-red with a large and creamy head that has some orange-ish shading to it. As it settles to a thick layer, the head leaves a massive cap and leaves lots of lacing on the way down. Absolutely gorgeous appearance.

S: The aroma isn't that forceful, but there is a sharp divide between rich, sweet caramel malts and piney, spicy, and earthy hops. I'm intrigued.

T: Very interesting flavor. Sweet caramel malts are prominent at the outset, with the hops making their appearance about halfway through and bittering everything out with a spicy pine-resin taste. The finish is smooth, not as drying as I would expect.

M&D: It's light-to-medium bodied with average levels of carbonation and a slightly watery/silky smooth mouthfeel. The finish is only lightly drying--not what I would expect from a dry hopped beer such as this. It's fairly drinkable because of the body and interesting flavor. St. Rogue Red is a good representation of the style, and if I cared for it more, I'd buy it frequently.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip produces a volcanic 4-finger off-white rocky head that recedes to a misshapen fluffy cloud-cap and leaves webby lacing.

Smells of flowers, tart green apples, and spruce.

Taste is lightly fruity and tart, with a hint of grain and a roasty malt note, musky, herbal hops and a dry finish.

Smooth with plenty carbonation that fits the beer nicely, but otherwise a little watery in the mouth. Not bad. Plenty drinkable.

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Photo of daythree16
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass. Color is amber to light brown. Average head with decent retention.

Smell is overpoweringly floral with a hint of citrus. The hops dominate the nose, and the malt has little opportunity to come through. Tastes just like it smells. Very floral, with little malt character.

The mouthfeel is crisp with medium heaviness. I probably wouldn't want more than one or two in a sitting, due to the high bitterness.

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Beer rating: 62.4% out of 100 with 1,050 ratings
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